2 Chronicles 12:7
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New International Version
When the LORD saw that they humbled themselves, this word of the LORD came to Shemaiah: "Since they have humbled themselves, I will not destroy them but will soon give them deliverance. My wrath will not be poured out on Jerusalem through Shishak.

King James Bible
And when the LORD saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the LORD came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled themselves; therefore I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance; and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.

Darby Bible Translation
And when Jehovah saw that they humbled themselves, the word of Jehovah came to Shemaiah, saying, They have humbled themselves: I will not destroy them, but I will grant them a little deliverance; and my wrath shall not be poured out upon Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.

World English Bible
When Yahweh saw that they humbled themselves, the word of Yahweh came to Shemaiah, saying, "They have humbled themselves. I will not destroy them; but I will grant them some deliverance, and my wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.

Young's Literal Translation
And when Jehovah seeth that they have been humbled, a word of Jehovah hath been unto Shemaiah, saying, 'They have been humbled; I do not destroy them, and I have given to them as a little thing for an escape, and I pour not out My fury in Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Whereupon the princes of Israel and the king humbled themselves - This is not mentioned in the parallel place, 1 Kings 14:25-29 : this was the sole reason why Jerusalem was not at this time totally destroyed, and the house of David entirely cut off; for they were totally incapable of defending themselves against this innumerable host.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

humbled

2 Chronicles 32:26 Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem...

2 Chronicles 33:12,19,23 And when he was in affliction, he sought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers...

Exodus 10:3 And Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh, and said to him, Thus said the LORD God of the Hebrews...

Leviticus 26:40,41 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me...

1 Kings 8:37-39 If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting, mildew, locust, or if there be caterpillar...

Psalm 78:34,35 When he slew them, then they sought him: and they returned and inquired early after God...

Jeremiah 13:15,18 Hear you, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD has spoken...

Jeremiah 44:10 They are not humbled even to this day, neither have they feared, nor walked in my law, nor in my statutes...

Daniel 5:22 And you his son, O Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, though you knew all this;

Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be abased...

James 4:6,10 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble...

Daniel 5:22 And you his son, O Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, though you knew all this;

Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offense, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalts himself shall be abased...

James 4:6,10 But he gives more grace. Why he said, God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble...

the Lord

Exodus 9:27 And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, I have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous...

Judges 1:7 And Adonibezek said, Three score and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table...

Job 33:27 He looks on men, and if any say, I have sinned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not;

Psalm 129:4 The LORD is righteous: he has cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

Lamentations 1:18 The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow...

Daniel 9:14 Therefore has the LORD watched on the evil, and brought it on us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he does...

Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness...

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'They shall be his servants: that they may know My service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.'--2 Chron. xii. 8. Rehoboam was a self-willed, godless king who, like some other kings, learned nothing by experience. His kingdom was nearly wrecked at the very beginning of his reign, and was saved much more by the folly of his rival than by his own wisdom. Jeroboam's religious revolution drove all the worshippers of God among the northern kingdom into flight. They might have endured the
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Cross References
1 Kings 21:29
"Have you noticed how Ahab has humbled himself before me? Because he has humbled himself, I will not bring this disaster in his day, but I will bring it on his house in the days of his son."

2 Chronicles 12:12
Because Rehoboam humbled himself, the LORD's anger turned from him, and he was not totally destroyed. Indeed, there was some good in Judah.

2 Chronicles 34:25
Because they have forsaken me and burned incense to other gods and aroused my anger by all that their hands have made, my anger will be poured out on this place and will not be quenched.'

2 Chronicles 34:27
Because your heart was responsive and you humbled yourself before God when you heard what he spoke against this place and its people, and because you humbled yourself before me and tore your robes and wept in my presence, I have heard you, declares the LORD.

Psalm 78:38
Yet he was merciful; he forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them. Time after time he restrained his anger and did not stir up his full wrath.

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